Kinesis Tripster AT

One of the most versatile and capable bikes of the moment, the aluminium Tripster AT (‘All Terrain’) takes all of Kinesis UK’s years of experience gained with the legendary titanium Tripster ATR, together with their heritage of championship winning cyclocross bikes, to create a category-defining bike capable of taking on a vast range of surfaces, terrains and adventures – all at an affordable price point.

The Triptser line was developed originally as a trans-continental all-road racing bike – swift across all surfaces, with a beautifully balanced and comfortable all-day ride, while being tough enough to withstand the worst that adventure racing can throw at it.  Add in a host of features for carrying luggage, additional bottles and mudguards, plus frame tweaks that support multiple wheel and tyre sizes, and you have a true bike for all conditions and all riders.  As long as what you are looking for is a fun ride or a challenging adventure!

The Kinesis Tripster AT boasts cutting edge adventure bike features and versatility, allowing it to be built to excel across a variety of uses. Commute on it, ride bridleways and gravel with it, go bike-packing on it, ride across continents on it. The Tripster AT will take all of this in its stride and more.

With through axles front and rear, clearance for 700c x 45mm or 650B x 52mm tyres,  cable routing for any kind of group set, and a frame has been tested to rigorous CEN mountain bike standards, this bike can tackle pretty much any road, track or trail you can throw at it.  Add in multiple bottle cage mounting, rack and mudguard mounts, a flattened top to provide frame pack stability, and the dependability of a British Standard bottom bracket with Kinesis UK proven geometry and you have a recipe for adventure.

During the development of the Tripster AT Kinesis also worked closely with the late Mike Hall in the design process and gained from Mike’s knowledge and love of long distance, multi-terrain riding.  The final production model features a number of enhancements thanks to Mike’s input and you can see this referenced on the frame graphics.

The Tripster AT takes the proven on/off road geometry of the titanium Tripster ATR and brings it to an alloy frame at a lower price point. Its features are bang up to date and it adds some useful design highlights that increase its versatility too, like the flattened off tube profiles designed to support bags. It’s comfortable to ride on road, although the 40mm tyres do add rolling resistance. But its real forte is the ability to head onto bridleways and trails. Here, you can tackle tricky terrain with confidence. There’s enough stability to negotiate more technical sections and enough air in the tyres to smooth out the bumps.” Cycling Weekly

“AT stands for All Terrain and that sums up the ambition and capability of the Tripster AT perfectly. I’ve ridden it everywhere and over everything in the few months I’ve had it, and apart from very rough mountain bike trails where any adventure bike would be out of its depth, there’s really not much that fazes it. You can bimble along the road quite happily and keep up with road riding friends at sociable speeds, yet turn off the road and explore trails and paths to your heart’s content.” Road.CC

Frame features:

  • Tough yet lightweight Kinesium tubeset with tapered machined headtube.
  • 31.8mm seat tube for 27.2mm seat post (will add a bit of compliancy).
  • Colour matched Full carbon tapered Tripster AT fork with 12mm thru axle.

Tripster AT

  • Disc mount – Inboard Shimano Flat-mount on frame. Rotor size is 140mm (160mm compatible).
  • Seat stay mounts for mudguards and pannier racks. Bridges on chain stay and seat stay for fender mounting, runs 40mm tyres with full mudguards for clean winter riding!

Tripster AT

  • Beyond gravel capability with 700c x 45mm tyre clearance with supplied fork and up to 52mm clearance on the frame.
  • 3 x bottle boss mounts for extra carrying capacity or storing a tool keg.

  • Optimum hydration system – moveable down-tube bottle cage mounting to allow for full bottle carry capacity even with a frame bag.
  • Rear 142 x 12mm Thru-axle (included), new 12mm E-thru drop out hanger. Shimano direct mount hanger optional.

  • Internal cable routing for mechanical and electronic gear systems.
  • BSA threaded BB for real world low maintenance riding.
  • FSA Taper headset included, Kinesis seat clamp.

COLOURS: Arran Blue or Seeon Yellow.

SIZING & WEIGHTS: (Centre/Top) 48cm = 1.77kg | 51cm = 1.8kg | 54cm = 184kg | 55.5cm = 1.89kg | 57cm = (tbc) | 60cm = 1.96kg | 63cm = 1.99kg

FORK WEIGHT: Kinesis Tripster Disc Thru Axle Fork – 534g with axle and 463g with out.

FRAMESET INCLUDES: Kinesis Tripster Thru Axle Disc Fork (full carbon), headset, Seat clamp, cable port hardware.

Detailed by Mike Hall.

Mike was more than just a team rider for Kinesis UK. They supported his bike adventures and journeys all over the globe. This collaboration helped them to improve the Kinesis adventure range with his insight and feedback.

Last Autumn, following Mike’s return from the Transcontinental Race, he dropped into the Kinesis UK office and chanced upon a very early prototype of what would become Tripster AT. The plan for this frame was to add a value packed adventure bike to the Tripster range. The key to this was “All Year, All Terrain, All Fun.”

Mike got very excited when he saw the first sample and helped Kinesis make a few tweaks, such as the third bottle cage mount on the down tube to give increased bottle access even with a frame bag.  Another key point Mike made was a flattened edge on the top tube to stabilise a filled frame bag.

Tripster AT

Kinesis introduced Mike to their designer Matt Gray and they had many detailed conversations. Mike put across his ideas and a few of his own drawings, such as camouflaging the bag straps so frame still look good with and without bags, and considering where bags may go in conjunction with the graphics – making sure they won’t be covered up.

Mike was very keen on the metallic Blue/Grey paint code that Matt showed him over FaceTime. He wanted something smart and subtle which fitted with his Transcontinental brand and Arran Blue was perfect. The ultra-bright Seeon Yellow colour came from a conversation between Rory, Bruce and Mike they wanted to offer something outrageously bright and stand out on hillsides and roads. Mike would have been excited to see the production colour.  Kinesis had so much in the pipeline working with Mike, it’s a massive shame that it got cut short.

Tripster AT

In many cases the Kinesis Tripster AT comes to us as a frameset in a choice of Harris Green (metallic with a golden shimmer) or Outrageous Orange (gloss neon), which can then be built up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice.  And with a huge variety of build options, wheel sizes, and tyre choices etc, the Tripster AT is such versatile bike that it might well be the one you ride the most of all – over all types of terrain.

Conclusion: It’s a frameset that offers a multitude of build options from a fast road commuter to a large-tyred bikepacking setup for bigger adventures. Add in the great value and it’s easy to see why the Kinesis walked off with the award this year.  Why it’s here:  An excellent and affordable do-it-all adventure, road and commuting bike with bags of versatility” RoadCC Adventure/Gravel Bike of the Year

Tripster AT

The Tripster AT is available either as a bare frameset, that you can build up into a full bike yourself, or in one of our exclusive standard builds below.

Kinesis Tripster AT GRX 600 – £1,855

Specification (add £60 for 2x)

FRAMESET: Tripster AT frame with Tripster AT full carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano GRX RX600, 11-speed, 1x
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a (Shimano GRX RX-810 for 2x)
CASSETTE: Shimano SLX M7000 11-40T (Shimano HG7000 11-34T for 2x)
CHAIN: Shimano HG601, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Genetic Flare (11 degree) or Drove (16 degree) gravel
STEM: Deda Zero
WHEELS: Alexrims GD26 Gravel Disc
PEDALS: Not Included

Kinesis Tripster AT GRX 800 – £2,175

Specification (add £75 for 2x)

FRAMESET: Tripster AT frame with Tripster AT full carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano GRX RX800, 11-speed, 1x
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX800 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX800 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a (Shimano GRX RX-810 for 2x)
CASSETTE: Shimano XT M8000 11-40T (Shimano HG800 11-34T for 2x)
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Genetic Flare (11 degree) or Drove (16 degree) gravel
STEM: Deda Zero
WHEELS: Mavic Allroad Disc
PEDALS: Not Included


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